By Dominic Toner
West Ham have enquired about signing emerging midfielder Isaac Mbenza, according to a report.
The Belgian right-winger currently plays for Ligue 2 side Valenciennes and the London club are interested in landing him this summer.
French publication Foot Mercato report that West Ham have made contact about the 20-year-old and asked what the transfer fee.
Mbenza enjoyed a fine end to last season, grabbing four goals in the final three matches as his team finished 12th in the league.
Leicester City picked up a player in a similar fashion, recruiting last year’s PFA Player of the Year Riyad Mahrez from Ligue 2 side Le Havre for just £400,000 in 2014.
A deal for Mbenza still seems some way off yet but manager Bilic has already begun adding to his squad as they prepare for European football in the upcoming season, after an impressive first season with the club.
Duo Sofiane Feghouli and Havard Nordtveit have both moved to the Londoners this summer, and the club are stepping up their pursuit for Gonzalo Higuain as they are prepared £18million more for than Arsenal for his services.
In other West Ham transfer news, Jose Mourinho has sent a scout to watch one of the Hammers’ teen sensations in Germany.